That Guy Actor of the Week: Elias Koteas

Anyone who watches movies recognizes Elias Koteas.   But it’s where you recognize him that means something.    To most of the viewers of this site he’ll always be Casey from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.   But to me he’ll always be the detention filled Duncan in Some Kind of Wonderful.

But no matter where you’ve seen Elias, you’ve seen him.   It could be that bit part he had in Gattaca, or the psycho role he had in Fallen.  Or how about his perverted character in Crash (the one about car crash fetishism)?   The list goes on as Elias has 77 credits to his name.

Personally I’m going with Duncan as my favorite role and as such here is a clip of him as Duncan after the jump…..


How awesome is this guy?  He’s supposed to be high school here?  Hahahaha.

  • Steve

    I always thought he looked like Robert Deniro.

  • Bert

    @ Steve – you’re right, he kind of does!

    My girlfriend gets him confused with Christopher Meloni too. Or as she puts it – “is that Casey Jones or Keller from Oz?”.

  • J5

    I actually came to say him and Meloni are the same person. Have you ever seen a picture of them together?

    Me either.

    It’s a Katy Perry/Zooey Deschanel situation, only without the obvious chesticle difference.

  • Mark

    I actually met this guy in Florida once, he came into a bar I was at with 2 ugly chicks and kept shouting “I’m Casey Jones mother f’er”. Loved him in the movies but he was a total d-bag.

  • Avi

    I always just think of him as the craziest and freakiest gay guy ever in Oz. Dont think he will ever live down being Keller in Oz.

  • Zil

    I always recognize him as Casey Jones from the TMNT, 27 y/o. comforting to know I’m not the only one. 🙂

  • Bert

    @ Avi – yes, it will certainly be tough for him to live down a role he didn’t play.

  • Ted

    He’s definitely the guy who gets destroyed in the bathroom by Chloe Moretz in Let Me In to me. but, yes, he’s pretty awesome

  • Yautja

    Koteas and Meloni are twins, and Mandy Patinkin looks like an older version of the 2.

  • Sean

    Awesome actor is awesome. He was great in TMNT, Crash and Let Me In. And Atom Egoyan films!

  • Henrik

    He is one of my favorite actors. I remember him best from The Thin Red Line. He had one of the bigger roles in that film.

  • Mutant Turd

    For me, I loved him in The Prophecy with Christopher Walken (and a little cameo by Viggo Mortenson as Satan, also Eric Stoltz from Some Kind of Wonderful). He also got to bang a super hot, super young Angelina Jolie in Cyborg 2.

  • noname

    Yeah, Elias is fucking cool man! I love his pervert role acting in Crash. I think this man is born for this kind of movies. He has those look. I wish there is more movies like Crash.